Just yesterday the Houthi Shia of Yemen allied with Iran overthrew the Sunni tyranny in the capital of Yemen and seized the major buildings, weapons, and much of the capital, even traffic control in the streets. The Shia army and party have signed a temporary agreement of transition with the remnants of the U.S. supported Sunni tyrants, but this is clearly meant to try to avoid counter attacks. Yemen is on the Southern border of Saudi Arabia. The nearly 10 million Houthi are obviously a very effective fighting force and are being compared to the super-guerrila army of Hizbollah.
The Shia armies of Moqtada al Sadr in Baghdad are now highly mobilized and fighting IS on the outskirts of Baghdad, pushing them back from Shia Baghdad.
IS has just released the Turkish diplomats they took hostage in N. Iraq. They are making peace with the Turks, not cutting off their heads, to protect their northern borders. IS has seized the Kurd areas of Syria and about 1.5 million Kurds have poured into bordering Turkey for protection, which is frightening to Turkey because of their long civil war with Kurds. All of this helps to pin down the Turks and Kurds to the North of IS.
A day ago two top police officials in Egypt were killed by a bomb near their headquarters in Cairo. The Islamist Holy Warriors allied with the vast party of the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt and beyond is getting very effective in fighting the U.S. proxy Egyptian Army tyranny that overthrew the Brotherhood's democratic government.