While browsing Google Earth in Syria, I noticed this black spot. I could not find any information about it. What is this spot? goo.gl/maps/TGvdFsuZ6ux
The area is called Tulul Alsafa, Arabic for "Al-Safa hills".
is a hilly region which lies in southern Syria, north-east of Jabal Al-Arab volcanic plateau. It consists of a basaltic lava field of volcanic origin, covering an area of 220 square kilometres, and contains at least 38 cinder cones
Factoids: According to news reports, this area is where ISIS is "hiding" now (Sep 2018) after being hit by the Syrian army, it has unique geographical features which makes it hard for the army to follow them (according to the article I read).