The operation to rescue communities cut off by devastating floods in Pakistan is "almost complete", the army says.
Major General Athar Abbas told the BBC the mission had been hampered by the weather, rejecting criticism that the authorities had been slow to respond.
Forecasters say more rain and flooding is likely over the next few days.
Some 1,400 people have died and aid agencies say three million people have been affected by Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years.
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