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Israel: We Fired on Syria in Response

Israeli military said Sunday that it had attacked a Syrian outpost in the Golan Heights in retaliation from shots fired at Israeli soldiers, despite the ceasefire between the two nations in the disputed territory. Israel’s newly appointed defense minister, Moshe Yaalon, insisted that the Syrian government will answer for any “breach of sovereignty” and would retaliate whether the aggression came from the regime or the rebels. This is the second incident of its kind in the past two months—and comes just two days after President Obama’s much-publicized trip to the region. Meanwhile, Syria’s opposition leader resigned on Sunday shortly after meeting with the European Union, which, he said, “resulted in achieving nothing.” Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib said he left the dissident group to "work for a freedom that cannot possibly be had in an official institution."