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JERUSALEM (Worthy News)-- Hezbollah, Syrian army forces and Iranian officers have drawn close to the border with Israel in the Golan Heights in their fight against Syrian rebels, AFP reported on Wednesday, citing state media reports and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
"Regime troops and their Hezbollah-led allies are advancing in the area linking Daraa, Quneitra and Damascus provinces," the Observatory stated.
"The operation launched by the Syrian army is being fought in cooperation with... Hezbollah and Iran," a Syrian army officer told state television, in what AFP reported was the first time that Syrian television had acknowledged such cooperation.
The Syrian forces were attempting to gain control of the area from rebels such as the Nusra Front, al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, who have made advances in southern Syrian in recent months. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hezbollah-Syrian-forces-and-Iranian-officers-draw-close-to-Israeli-border-in-fight-against-rebels-390716" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]
Syrian Army, Hezbollah Launch Attack to Capture Territory Near Golan Heights
The Syrian army and its Hezbollah ally launched a joint attack this week apparently aimed at capturing a swath of territory abutting the Israeli-held Golan Heights from rebel forces, opening a possible new front for the Israeli army to contend with.