Homage in particular to the women Kurdish fighters who fought as fiercely and as long as their male counterparts. With the aid of Allied Bombing raids, in an epic two month battle, they saw off the degenerate Isis slavers who had tried to seize Kobane. It cost the Kurds dearly. Around 200 dead and large parts of their town devastated. For Isis, it was a first and major reverse. It was Stalingrad with over 1000 of its barbarians sent to cop their nightly 72 ( or is it 69 ; I can never remember ) virgins.
In the Kurdish society from which these remarkable people come, men and women are given equal standing and representation in all political, administrative and military organisations. We in the West are way behind them.
One of the wonderful footnotes to come out of this conflict is that the Kurdish women terrorised Isis: if you get killed by a woman there is no heaven, no virgins, nothing. What a bummer!