Israeli aircraft today destroyed another SAM-9 missile battery in Lebanon, at the same spot where a missile launcher was bombed and destroyed yesterday. The army spokesman said that today’s attack was on a mobile launcher with its four missiles some six miles east of Bhamdoun on the Beirut-Damascus highway.
The launcher destroyed yesterday had apparently been brought up only shortly before it was attacked as a senior officer had told Israeli military correspondents less than 24 hours earlier that there were no Syrian missiles in Lebanon. The battery bombed today had presumably been brought forward only shortly before this morning’s attack.
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