U.N. inspectors will be allowed to access the locations of suspected chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus suburbs, Syrian state television said Sunday, a move that could provide independent verification of the events that unfolded last week.

In a statement, the U.N. said it was preparing to conduct on-site fact-finding activities starting Monday.

“The Government of the Syrian Arab Republic affirmed that it will provide the necessary cooperation, including the observance of the cessation of hostilities at the locations related to the incident,” the statement said.