Syria's main opposition group chose a prime minister Tuesday who was educated in Indiana, lived in Indianapolis and worked for a pair of Islamic organizations based in Plainfield.

Ghassan Hitto, 50, is a Syrian-born naturalized American citizen who lived in Texas until moving recently to Turkey, where the government in exile formed. But, from the late 1980s through the early 1990s, Hitto and his wife, Suzanne, called the Far Westside home.

Hitto earned math and computer science degrees from Purdue in 1989 after studying at Purdue's IUPUI campus. He earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan in 1994, although it's not clear from which campus.

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