Jalal Bala'idi was killed by an American drone strike in Yemen in early 2016. He became an al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) regional amir in 2012. He was responsible for multiple subregions. He was involved in planning attacks on Western diplomatic officials and facilities in Sanaa using explosives in 2013. The US Department of State was offering a $5 million reward for information that would help to stop him.