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Crescent with three stars

On the TV news tonight (19/1/96) was some footage relating to the end of the hijacking of the Turkish Black Sea ferry by supporters of the Chechen separatists. One shot showed supporters of the hijackers on the shore. They were waving Chechen flags and also red flags which resembled the Turkish flag except that they had three stars (in a triangular pattern, I think) instead of one.
Stuart Notholt, 19 Jan 1996

Grey Wolf flag

The Chechenya mailing list had a post concerning a flag sent from Chechenya to some chechenyans in Jordon. It contained a gray wolf, said to be a symbol of Chechnians, whose national anthem refers to their birth with the birth of the wolves. The use of this new flag may be due to this symbolism or due to the fact that the previous one is too similar to that of many other groups using same pattern with different colors.
William Grimes-Wyatt, 22 Jan 1996

Could this be just the 1991-1994 state flag?…
António Martins, 23 Jun 2005

Caucasus Provisional Revolutionary People’s Government (1940-1944)

In 1940, a rebellion broke out in the Chechno-Ingushetian Republic and spread rapidly. A political figure named Khasan Israilov proclaimed a war to liberate the Caucasus and formed a “provisional revolutionary people’s government” which gained control of several districts; the uprising lasted for years. Anyone knows the flag? The rebels established contacts with the advancing German army, as a number of other peoples did under Stalin. For that, Chechens and Ingush were subjected to mass deportations starting in 1944.
Jaume Ollé, 26 Feb 2000