National Geographic green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’ evacuated to Italy squib

Sharbat Gulla left Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover that followed US departure from the country

National Geographic magazine’s famed green-eyed “Afghan Girl” has arrived in Italy as part of the west’s evacuation of Afghans after the Taliban takeover of the country, the Italian government said on Thursday.

The office of the prime minister, Mario Draghi, said Italy organised the evacuation of Sharbat Gulla after she asked to be helped to leave the country. The Italian government will now help to get her integrated into life in Italy, the statement said.

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