Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an  urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the  U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S.  officials — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than  help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in  Benghazi on Sept. 11.

Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA  annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and  his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they  informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and  requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to  “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they  were again told to “stand down.”

Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the  consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The rescue team  from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the consulate and Sean Smith,  who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador  and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

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