After at least a year of clashes between the Islamic State and Iraqi forces in Ramadi, militants claimed victory Friday after they gained control of major portions of the city.

The capture of Anbar province's capital is seen as a major strategic win for the group, and the Islamic State didn't hesitate to spread accounts of their celebrations on social media.

In the video above, supporters of the group chanted in the streets, raised the Islamic State flag and fired weapons into the air. Some cheered and said "Baghdad and Karbalah will be next," and others chanted "Allahu Akhbar."

The excitement wasn't limited to Ramadi alone. In Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, where militants took control almost a year ago, fighters "fired automatic weapons into the air and passed out candy in an impromptu street celebration," according to The Post's Hugh Naylor, and a Mosul resident said that "streets are full of cars honking horns and shouting Allahu Akbar because of Ramadi."

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