Reporters from Al Jazeera filmed what they said were western troops in Libya.

“Evidence for the first time of allied boots on the ground,” Al Jazeera English’s Tony Birtley noted in his video report. “Here a group of armed foreigners — possibly British — liaising with the fighters. It could be to facilitate forthcoming helicopter attacks. The men left hurriedly when they spotted us.”

The Guardian has more details.

Watch this video from Al Jazeera English, broadcast May 29, 2011.