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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Over the last week, the jihadist rebels have posted multiple beheading videos, with most of them taking place near the the town of Sukayk in southern Idlib.
Abdullah Dimakuta was arrested on Thursday and had since been charged for the kidnapping and beheading of the victim, whom he did not identify, NBI Iligan chief Abdul Jamal Dimaporo said.
"It's a beheading of democracy, a beheading of a sacred symbol," Rodriguez ( told the Washington Post of his latest cover .
BEIRUT: Future Movement leader Saad Hariri Thursday denounced the beheading of a young Palestinian boy in Syria earlier this week at the hands of U.S.-backed rebels.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Kurdish commander of the ISIL terrorist group, notorious for his rapid beheading of people, was killed in a small town on the Southern side of Mosul, security sources announced Saturday.
A source said: "The boy was executed by beheading in the centre of the city."
And every single incident about some new operation of that Islamic group, such as the beheading of a Malaysian captive, is an affront not just to the government but to the nation as a whole.
But there has been no distinction made between beheading fighters in the conflict and civilians.
"The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.
The occultists took away his head after beheading him in his house to bury it in paddy fields," said, Jatru Kharia, a relative of Thepa.
He pointed out that "the elements of Daash, between now and then, execute citizens and civilians in alternative ways, the most prominent way is the beheading in front of citizens in central Mosul.