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DECAPITATION, punishment. The punishment of putting a person to death by taking off his head.

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Senior Superintendent Nickson Muksan, Basilan police director, said the information on the beheading was provided by a military official.
Bild, a German tabloid, pointed out a parallel between the image of Trump with a Islamic State filter known as "Jihadi John," who was known for beheading prisoners.
Now, the IS trains them to practise beheadings on dolls first.
The chilling video also shows atrocities which were previously committed by the IS militants including the beheading of US journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff , the burning of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh as well as other horrific mass beheadings.
In the statement, the Foreign Ministry called the beheadings "a great indignation," adding, "We curse this brutality and vehemently condemn it.
A number of recent releases have included much more gruesome footage of beheadings.
The Boko Haram film's use of graphics, the footage of black-clad militants with a black flag, and the editing to show only the aftermath of the beheadings are particularly reminiscent of footage from Isis, which has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria and killed several hostages.
One woman tweeted: "So many beheadings at the same time, Allahu Akbar (God is the greatest), this video is beautiful.
Egypt launched airstrikes inside Libya on Monday in retaliation for the beheadings of 21 kidnapped Egyptian workers by "Islamic State" in Libya.
Or the 11 beheadings from the start of the year to his visit?
Mr Cameron said: "These beheadings show once again what a depraved organisation this is.
The same video also showed gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 other men, who were described as Syrian military personnel, the latest in a series of mass executions and other atrocities carried out by the IS.