Almost a half of chemicals has been removed from Syria, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Wednesday, March 19, according to ITAR-TASS.

The OPCW-U.N. Joint Mission confirmed the removal of two more consignments of chemicals from Syria on March 14 and 17, which brought the overall amount of chemical stockpile on board Norwegian and Danish freight ships to 45.6 percent.

The Mission verified that 29.5 percent of total Priority 1 chemicals and 82.6 percent of Priority 2 chemicals had been removed from Syria.

According to the OPCW, no chemical weapons will be left in Syria by April 27. They will be destroyed by Britain, Germany, the United States, and Finland.