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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

FILE - This file image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leading away captured Iraqi soldiers dressed in plain clothes after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq. Iraq’s military has been deeply shaken by their humiliating collapse in the face of an onslaught by Islamic militants the past two weeks. Officers talk of hardly being able to live with the shame. Commanders are under investigation for abandoning their posts. The impact is hurting efforts to rally the armed forces to fight back, with Shiite militiamen filling the void. (AP Photo via militant website, File)

ISIL moving seized U.S. military vehicles to Syria: report

Sunni militants in Iraq are shipping a significant number of U.S.-origin tanks and Humvees, seized in recent U.S. military operations in Iraq, to al Qaeda rebels in Syria, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. Published June 17, 2014

A member of the Kenyan security forces walks past the body of one of those who were killed by militants, in the village of Kibaoni just outside the town of Mpeketoni, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya, Monday, June 16, 2014. Dozens of Somali extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked the small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street killing dozens, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)

48 Kenyans slaughtered by Islamic extremists: police

Islamic extremists sieged the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni on Sunday night, slaughtering residents who claimed to be Christian in a brutal attack that lasted well into Monday morning. Published June 16, 2014

** FILE ** In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during "The 2003 Radio Music Awards" in Las Vegas. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, reversed a previous ruling and said that doctors should not restore food or fluids to Kasem, who is in the final stages of life after battling dementia. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

Radio icon Casey Kasem dies at 82

Radio icon Casey Kasem passed away on Father's Day morning at the age of 82, his daughter has announced. Published June 15, 2014