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The Mali cases have their roots in 2012, when armed rebels and homegrown Islamic jihadists set up a ministate in Northern Mali around Timbuktu that lasted about a year.
Within this unwieldy land, rebel groups may well possess tools for military enforcement and economic extraction, but their ministates remain combustible and profoundly limited, lacking reliable public utilities and transparent justice systems.
The Aida refugee camp is a warren of alleys, a scene of frequent clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers — and a welfare ministate.
That country also has a long-disadvantaged Kurdish minority, which exploited the chaos to carve out its own de facto ministate.
The Islamic State carved out a ministate in Syria’s chaos, then used it as a base to invade Iraq in 2014.
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