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Synonyms for beheading

execution by cutting off the victim's head

killing by cutting off the head

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Now, the IS trains them to practise beheadings on dolls first.
Ignoring beheadings of the female Kurdish fighters , who have been just as brutally killed as their male counterparts, neglects the lives sacrificed, not to mention the stakes at which they have gone through to be seen on a level playing field as the men fighting in the war.
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.
Another woman, who watched a different beheading video, wrote: "I was happy to see the beheading of that kaafir (non-believer), I just rewinded to the cutting part," before calling for "more beheadings please
The Egyptian Armed Forces General Command announced Monday morning the launch of the first airstrike against "Islamic State" (IS) in Libya in response to the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic fishermen.
But when Muslim extremists in this country called for the beheading of Salman Rushdie, clear incitement to murder, no Whitehall spokesman called for their punishment for breaking British law.
He was the first among several beheadings of hostages from Western countries.
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.
The beheadings are off camera but over a dozen decapitated heads are left on the ground by the bodies.
To view the photo gallery, click here The same video showed the gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel, the latest in a series of mass executions and other atrocities carried out by IS.
Like everyone, I was revolted by the beheadings of the American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
A BRITISH jihadi who boasted on TV of carrying out beheadings is today revealed as a former supermarket security guard who used to live with his mum.
In a 45-page report on the situation in the war-ravaged country, the panel described beheadings of boys as young as 15, men flogged for things like smoking, and many more crimes.