I have heard the same. For security reasons the weapons and ammunition factories were destroyed, as they felt it was easier to “Control” Imported ammunition and distribute to the appropriate parties, and if need be, shut down any importation until things stabilize. Ammo I have seen from examples of people who were there there (and by all means not a complete list) have been either Chines (70’s and 80’s dates), Russian (from the 1970’s and 80’s, un-marked, by PPU and US contract made.
Added…Though this is no proof and is for Mortar ammunition, please see this link as an example of Ammunition purchasing process in Iraq…
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PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech prime minister says his government has approved a plan to donate further weapons and ammunition to Iraq and also ammunition to Jordan to help them fight Islamic State militants.
Bohuslav Sobotka says 6,500 assault rifles and 7 million pieces of ammunition will be transported to Iraq by the U.S. for the Iraqi and Kurdish armed forces.
Sobotka also says he hopes that after last week’s visit of Prime Minister David Cameron to Prague Britain will drop its objections to a planned sale of Czech-made L-159 light combat planes to Iraq.
He says the country will also provide Jordan with about 7 million pieces of ammunition for assault rifles and machine guns.
The Czechs sent hundreds of tons of ammunition and hand grenades to Iraq before.