Several families fleeing Hawija were hit by explosions West of Kirkuk. The current death tolls this weekend has cranked itself up a notch, marking 17 civilians killed by roadside bombs in just the past two days while attempting to escape IS controlled territory. The number of deaths has increased dramatically as a result of the increased fighting between the Iraqi government and IS forces. ISIS has scratched and clawed for territory as the forces push closer to taking back the last IS controlled city of Mosul in the North. The pressure is causing there territory to recede rather rapidly with the Northern city of Hamam al-alil falling to the Iraqi government this week.