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More soldiers, trucks to Philippine disaster zone.

Manila, Muharram 13, 1435, Nov 16, 2013, SPA -- The Philippine military says it is sending more soldiers and trucks to help relief and clearing operations in typhoon-devastated areas, according to dpa.

Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala, a spokesman for the Philippine military, said 52 military and civilian vehicles were travelling to Tacloban City, the capital of Leyte province, from various points.

They will be arriving with 193 soldiers, he added.

"The military has about 12,000 troops on the ground ... conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations in typhoon-affected areas," he said.

Teams from foreign militaries are also en route to Tacloban, the hub of relief operations.

! Manila, Muharram 13, 1435, Nov 16, 2013, SPA -- The Philippine military says it is sending more soldiers and trucks to help relief and clearing operations in typhoon-devastated areas, according to dpa.

Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala, a spokesman for the Philippine military, said 52 military and civilian vehicles were travelling to Tacloban City, the capital of Leyte province, from various points.

They will be arriving with 193 soldiers, he added.

"The military has about 12,000 troops on the ground ... conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations in typhoon-affected areas," he said.

Teams from foreign militaries are also en route to Tacloban, the hub of relief operations.

--SPA 12:27 LOCAL TIME 09:27 GMT

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