PSALM 83 WATCH -  Hezbollah Troops Fast Approaching Israeli Border From Syrian SideBolstered by the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah and its patrons in Tehran, the Syrian Army continued its rapid advance into southern Syria today, inching closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. “Regime troops and their Hezbollah-led allies are advancing in the area linking Daraa, Quneitra and Damascus provinces,” close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Beginning earlier this week, the Syrian government confirmed they launched a “broad operation” to recapture strategic hilltops and key swaths of territory lost last year to rebel groups including the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front.  A field commander told Syrian State TV: “The military operation launched by the Syrian army in the south continues under the leadership of Syrian President Bashar Assad and in cooperation with the axis of resistance — Hezbollah and Iran,” according to the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Alawsat newspaper. Amin Hatit, a military strategist close to Hezbollah, added that “it appears that the initial results surpass all expectations. … Within 48 hours, goals were achieved for which ten days were allocated,” according to Asharq Alawsat. Syrian State television reported the offensive swiftly gained control of the town of Deir al-Adas and the village of Deir Maker and Tal al-Arous and Tal al-Sarjeh. But rebels told ABC News the battles are ongoing, and ABC News was unable to independently confirm the captured towns. “The Free Syrian Army is still making notable advances across the border with Jordan into Southern Syria. The battle for Deir Addas is not over. We have reports of over 30 Iranian Lebanese Hezbollah and Afghan Shia foreign fighters captured by rebels in the Southern front this week,” Oubai Shahbandar, former Senior Advisor to the Syrian National Coalition told ABC News. “The Iranian revolutionary guards have taken operational control of Assad’s forces south of Damascus because they have little trust in the competency of what’s left of Assad’s military in the southern front following a string of defeats since January,” Shahbandar explained to ABC News. More