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Synonyms for decapitation

execution by cutting off the victim's head

killing by cutting off the head

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News of the decapitation unit comes just days after Pyongyang fired a missile in the early hours of November 29.
So a snake that is decapitated continues to experience pain up to an hour after decapitation.
Jenna Jordan, a professor at Georgia Tech, has examined hundreds of examples of leadership decapitation, finding scant evidence to suggest that it makes groups more likely to fall apart or stop carrying out terror attacks.
That's at least 4,000 years older than previous evidence of severed heads in South America and at least 1,000 years older than reported decapitation cases in North America.
Here, she focused on the decadelong decapitation campaign against Al-Qaeda following its Sept.
A race called Sinhala confined to a tiny island, had become extinct, by being subjected to decapitation with a women's bath cloth-a 'Diyaredde' named 'Yhapalanaya.
Des la decapitation de l'otage francais, l'armee avait lance 3.
Unlike in integrated groups like Hamas, there does not appear to be a coherent institutional command that can quickly recover from decapitation or create and implement strategy throughout the organization.
The social media giant has removed the video clip showing a woman's decapitation and issued new rules about what can be shared on its site.
It is believed that yearly decapitations are in the thousands.
Much has been discussed about the significance of decapitation in Old English texts but the theme of posture has not yet been highlighted.
Noting that the offence was committed in exceptional depravity and extreme brutality, the court while relying upon the medical evidence said the postmortem report confirms that the death in this case was a result of decapitation ( not a case where decapitation followed death).
The Irish Seal Sanctuary is calling on the public to be "extra vigilant" as there has been a rise in "appalling incidents", including the decapitation of adult seals in Dingle this summer.
Her weapon of choice is a chainsaw but she can also use the still-talking head of her boyfriend Nick who was victim of a zombie bite - and a life-saving decapitation from his thoughtful girlfriend.
Which is why, for all its psychoanalytic, hyper- referential obscurity, The Severed Head, an extended meditation on images of decapitation throughout history, is a timely work.